Ambitious live arts programming at UNC and N.C. State
Teachers and students


Emil Kang, director of Carolina Performing Arts, looks forward to a season that includes Al Green and Caetano Veloso.
Photo by Jeremy M. Lange

UNC-Chapel Hill and N.C. State University are both attempting to broaden their performance horizons with their fall programs, with events designed to raise the profiles of both campuses. A year ago, the Chapel Hill school reopened its famed Memorial Hall with a program that was, to say the least, eclectic. It included fascinating obscurities such as the Chorus Repertory Theatre’s Nine Hills, One Valley, and some low-hanging fruit such as a touring production of Rent. Meanwhile, N.C. State looks to transcend its image as a sports ‘n’ science academy by tapping into students’ artistic talents.

Full story here.